Category: Africa

Redeveloped Obuasi Mine Pours First Gold

AngloGold Ashanti has poured the first gold at its redeveloped Obuasil gold mine in Ghana. Mining was suspended at Obuasi five years ago. The redevelopment project is targeting access to the property’s 30-million-ounce (oz)...

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Barrick Sells Interest in Massawa Project

Barrick Gold Corp. has reached an agreement to sell its aggregate 90% interest in the Massawa project in Senegal to Teranga Gold Corp. for a total consideration of up to $430 million. Teranga’s flagship Sabodala gold mine in...

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Iamgold Outlines 12-year Mine Life for Essakane

Iamgold has reported results from a feasibility study that supports a modest increase in throughput at the carbon-in-leach (CIL) processing plant at its Essakane open-pit gold mine in northeast Burkina Faso. When CIL processing...

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Positive DFS Advances Waterberg Project

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. has announced positive results from an independent definitive feasibility study (DFS) of the Waterberg palladium-platinum-gold-rhodium (4E) project on the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex in South...

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Zimbabwe Holds Potential Lithium Deposits

By Gavin du Venage, South African Editor Zimbabwe could become a major world supplier of lithium concentrate. The southern African country has a large resource of spodumene, a pyroxene mineral consisting of lithium aluminum...

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Metso Will Shut Down Isithebe Foundry in South Africa

Metso has decided to close the Isithebe foundry in South Africa by the end of September. The decision affects approximately 200 workers at the foundry. “Our strategy is to utilize synergies of the most-efficient manufacturing...

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Orion Completes BFS on Prieska Project

Orion Minerals Ltd. announced the positive outcomes of a Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) for the Foundation Phase of its Prieska copper-zinc project, located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The BFS highlights the...

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